John_C (20) - USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Pint, J.D.W. Cuthbert Brodrick - Leeds, 07/01/10] Good looking dark ruby red colour in the glass. Nose indistinct with notes of caramel malts. Flavour much better; juicy, fruity malts, caramel, perhaps toffee. Alcohol makes its presence known in a pleasant, warming way. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. A good, well rounded beer.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a rich amber color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast, grain, roast, some chocolate, minty, and slightly floral. Flavor is caramel, nutty, toast, roast, some chocolate, and a bitter earthy finish.
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(br-btl bk-lbl, Daleside Brewery, "Dark and beautifully smooth", 500ml, 5.3%)
lct-mhgy, thin-head, patchy-lace,
malty T1 §musty-hop T2 clean T3,
clean simple session, ^drinkable but equally forgettable
bubbleflubber (1784) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, pours a translucent prune into the glass, with an initial wispy head that reduces to nothing, leaving sporadic lace. The nose is of roasted hoppy fruit. The flavors are on par with the commercial description. There is some roasted malt, dark esters and English bitters around a tannic acid and biscuit flour finish. The mouthfeel is a bit like a hard cider with decent carbonation levels. Palate is light and fruity, but at the same time dry-roasted. Interesting.
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flat carbonation. Carmel and malt aromatics. Too thin and passive. This isn’t something I’d return to.
TBone (12472) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 02/2010)
Deep amber-brown color, decent brown head. Aroma of fruits and caramel. Flavor is nutty-caramelly with some woody, salty hoppyness. Very typical English strong ale.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby-red clouded pour with an off-white head. Aroma is malty with a little fruit aroma, some hops. The head dissapated quickly. Taste is smooth, littlemalt, some caramel. A little dry at the end, An easy ber to drink, little carbonation. Nice lacing.
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown pour with an offwhite head. Aroma is pretty subtle with caramel, light peat and light roast. Flavor is malty and slightly hoppy.
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really no head but bubbles all up the side of the glass,dark red/brown pour,aroma caramel chocolate vanilla,flavour caramel roasted chocolate,toffee,smooth grainy taste,fruit flavour,finish hop citric bitter good malt,smooth even tastes alround.
Frovigalning (2928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a very dark amber liquid with a small foam. It had a smell of caramell and malt. It tasted malty and caramell with some sweetness. It also had a slight alcoholic finish. It was a bit dry but easy to drink and a bit boring.